The Benoit Lab to host Alex's Lemonade Stand Fund Raiser
BME professor, Dr. Danielle Benoit, and her lab will be hosting a
lemonade stand (sans lemonade due to city ordinance) at the Brighton Farmers Market, Sunday June 13 from 9 am to 1 pm educating people on Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, their research, and collecting donations. Dr. Benoit was recently awarded a Young Investigator Award from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
This foundation was started by a young cancer patient named Alex. She was initially diagnosed with cancer right before turning 1 and started her mission of fundraising to beat childhood cancers at the age of 4 by holding lemonade stands. By her death in 2004, at age 8, she raised an amazing $1 million dollars. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. The mission of ALSF is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes - especially finding new treatments and cures.
As a way of giving back to ALSF, the lab will be hosting this event. In lieu of lemonade, there will be tasty lemony recipes and some fun give-a-ways. Please come by and support Danielle and her lab, as well as ALSF. If you can't make it to the farmers market and want to help in the lab's fundraising (their goal is $1k), you can donate to ALSF at The Benoit Lab Stand.